Chestnut Real Estate is a full service Residential and Commercial Real Estate Brokerage serving Livingston County and surrounding areas.

Chestnut Real Estate has the unique expertise of being a fully licensed and insured Michigan Real Estate Broker AND FULLY LICENSED EXPERT MICHIGAN HOME BUILDER.

Our value is in the simplification of the selling and buying process. We handle the entire transaction from start to finish of listing and selling your current home, while building your new home all in one step. We have memberships in Realcomp MLS and the Livingston County Association of Realtors. Chestnut Real Estate specializes in buying, selling and building homes in Livingston County's Fenton, Hamburg, Brighton, Howell, and Pinckney Michigan areas.

Steve Gronow has been a licensed Broker since 1995, in business over 20 years now. “We are blessed to have several licensed agents in our office and a staff that is absolutely amazing, and we promise to provide you the personal attention you deserve in the sale of your home and the purchase of your new home.”


  1. Sales experience that comes from buying , rehabbing, and selling hundreds of foreclosures from 2005 – present. We can look your home over and recommend a short list of items to fix or do that will bring you at least 3x the return on your investment.
  2. Custom Video marketing – we produce a complete marketing package that features a fully narrated video tour of your home that makes buyers more comfortable, increases showings, shortens the marketing time, and boosts the sale price.
  3. More cash at Closing – because we have developed the ability to list AND sell property to buyers in the majority of cases, we have produced buyers without another broker involved in about 60% of our listings by acting as a dual agent. When this happens we discount your sales commission cost from 6% down to 4%, saving you thousands at closing.
  4. Effective successful negotiation skills – As your broker and buyer agent, you get my best from many years of personally negotiating the purchase of hundreds of properties. This allows you to get the benefit of my years of investor experience and this results in the best deal for you when buying.
  5. Assessing Construction and remodeling options – As a licensed builder I am able to quickly asses any home you are considering buying and give you direction on remodeling costs.